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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a breed of heavy draft horses that were introduced in the early 19th century in northwestern France in the Perche region. The breed was developed by inbreeding local draft horses and improving them by crossbreeding with Oriental breeds (mainly the Arabian horse). Percherons were first brought to Russia in the late 19th century; they were raised at the Khrenovoe Stud Farm (in present-day Voronezh Oblast) and used to improve various breeds.

Percherons are large, strong, lean horses. The coat is gray and black. These horses, known for their great load-carrying capacity (to 25 tons) and hardiness, are excellent work horses. They are raised in the USSR (Voronezh, Tambov, and Ul’ianovsk oblasts) and in many countries of Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa.


Rukovodstvo po razvedeniiu zhivotnykh, vol. 3, book 1. Moscow, 1965. (Translated from German.)
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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